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SnabDedraterEdave

>Kuon knows Haku is Oshtor. >The twins probably realized Kuon knows. >Haku doesn't seem to have discovered that Kuon knows. And so the Secret Harem Wars has begun. Also: Atuy, being the battle-hungry freak that she is, easily deduced that Kuon was Tuskur's warrior princess from the other day, and quickly challenged Kuon to a duel to satisfy her battle-thirst. Munechika is back. Its always good to hear Hayami Saori's voice. It would certainly help "Oshtor's" cause to have 1 of the 8 Pillar Generals on board. Tuskur sure are generous to their PoWs, and Fumirul somehow ended up taking good care of her. Of the 8 generals in this civil war: - 1 is dead (Dekopompo) - 1 has gone MIA (Vurai) after fighting the real Oshtor and losing - 2 are in the capital (Raiko and Woshis) installing a false princess as their puppet - 1 has joined "Oshtor" and Anju's cause to reclaim the throne (Munechika) - 3 others have yet to declare whose side they're on (Rulutieh's dad, Atuy's dad, and another guy). Right now, "Oshtor" is attempting to have Rulutieh convince her dad to join.


Dude0Covid21

I really think the game story is going lightning-fast in the anime. I am happy this is slated for 24 episodes.


Achilles-Deed

They are all dads


SnabDedraterEdave

What?


TroupeMaster

I think they're referring to the three other generals you listed, but they're actually wrong since the 'other guy' isn't anyone's dad lol


SnabDedraterEdave

That's why I said "what" as in "the hell he's on about" because Tokifusa isn't anyone's dad.


Imaginary-End-08

Lol right. But could anyone imagine if Vurai had a kid lmao. Well..... he probably could have with Entua....


thatdudewithknees

Fun fact: Suara’s favorite character is Atuy


PyrZern

Been meaning to ask someone, what exactly is with Atuy's style of speech ? It's more than just a different dialect, isn't it ? To me, it feels like she speaks like how an elder guy would speak, kinda. I dunno.


SW_95

It's the Kansai dialect.


ZapsZzz

It's the Kaisai-ben and it usually gives a very feminine tone. Go look up Revue Starlight's Kaoruko's clips for reference.


Dude0Covid21

Atuy is like Koenji of Classroom of the Elite


bananeeek

We finally got Kuon back! And after all she's aware that Haku poses as Oshitoru. I'm glad they cleared that up. Fumirul's entrance, though... [](#ero)


Negirno

Those soldiers are actually worshiped her.


bananeeek

We all did.


SnabDedraterEdave

Kuon remarks in the VN that Fumirul's ~~boobs~~ beauty is so dangerous that it would make entire countries go to war.


sagevallant

Fumi made those clothes herself, you know.


Public-Breadfruit409

those clothes have an eject mechanism that is so advanced in their current time, none but Fumi can wear it


Izanaginookami10

I don't know, perhaps I'm particularly sentimental today, but I somewhat felt extremely moved, even more than last episode this time. Just listening and watching the OP for some reasons made me tear up. I'm in real dire need of some pained romance, and Utawarerumono is for now the closest to satisfy my needs, but most of all, I guess I love it far much more than I thought. It's weird, as I never felt this much attachment, but thinking about it again, it's indeed a series I've both watched the anime adaptation and played the original VN of, well, at least of the 1st series, so it's indeed quite deeply engraved in me. ED made me feel moved a lot as well. I think it's also due to both OP and ED being real, real good, especially with Suara singing them. I mean, whenever "Hito Nanda" kicks in, I feel like breathing deeply some real fresh air and closing my eyes to fully appreciate the song. Whereas the ED... just makes me feel innate sorrow for some reason, and I love it. I don't think so, but I wonder if Haku realized Kuon noticed he's... he's Haku. I also suppose the twins for some reasons want to protect his identity against Kuon(?), unless there's something hornier behind that. I mean, I clearly recall the original VN... Still, Nekone + Kuon + Haku/Oshtor and to a less degree Rulutieh pained and complicated relationships are filling me. I can totally feel like I live for this.


ZapsZzz

Suara's songs have that effect on people, you're not alone here.


Imaginary-End-08

Nah, he doesn't realize. That scene with Kuon and the twins..... I wonder if it was that one scene I was looking for from the VN lol.


PyrZern

I still don't know what to think of this season's OP song. It's ..... different from most other songs from Suara so far. I mean, Utawarerumono has a lot of romantic/sad songs :|


makakoka

Kuon and munechika joins the party. Also kuon s friend


sagevallant

Idk when or if they say it directly in Mask of Truth (and it's not important), but \[Utawarerumono\]>!Fumirul is the child that Ulthory sort of temporarily adopted way back in the original series.!<


PyrZern

Imma have to go back and rewatch the original again I see.


sagevallant

That little side plot didn't make it in the original series, I learned about it when I played Prelude to Darkness. It was covered in one of the three OVAs so you'd have to hunt those down.


Dude0Covid21

RIP Ulthory


Imaginary-End-08

But........ but......


FantasyHeaven

Maroro under Dekopompo: cowardly and pacificistic tactician Maroro under Raiko: implied to be the fearsome fire-slinging kabuki warrior shown in the OP I guess Raiko is right - it really is the general that determines the success of his men if he is capable of enacting that great a change in Maroro.


Shimmering-Sky

Episode 8 time! - Everyone welcoming Kuon back was pretty heartwarming. [](#feelingloved) - [More like how *she herself* lost, lol.](https://i.imgur.com/linkT7n.png) - [HMMM~](https://i.imgur.com/QIqsmBV.png) I love how the subs have no fill color here because she only mouthed his name. I can’t say I’ve ever seen *official* subs do that, actually! So that was a surprise. - [Hm…](https://i.imgur.com/RjMoreM.png) - Mid-episode title card, woo~ - [SHIMMERING SKY! AND IT’S *GORGEOUS*!](https://i.imgur.com/NOM7cHp.png) [](#awe) - [Wait, is he talking about Maroro…?](https://i.imgur.com/zgvog5T.png) - [Munechika!](https://i.imgur.com/l3UlYML.png) [](#urarahype) - [Ah, I was waiting for this reunion too!](https://i.imgur.com/bg1zrcz.png) - [I figured the first step would be recruiting either Ruru’s or Atui’s family.](https://i.imgur.com/B5NehxO.png)


Dude0Covid21

Yes since Dekompopo lost Maroro is in custody right now.


Nazenn

> I can’t say I’ve ever seen official subs do that, actually Oh right! I'm so use to watching fansubs this didn't even occur to me until you said it. That was fancy as far as official subs do it, and quite clever as well


AmethystItalian

Nice to get Kuon and Munechika back in the crew! Also that Kuon vs Atui fight was great, is interesting to see how many "secrets" aren't quite secret [](#shirayukieavesdrop)


Dude0Covid21

Haku is a moron for thinking his mask worked well.


Imaginary-End-08

It's not just the mask. It's his demeanor, his voice, his skills, and a bit of magic from the twins. His disguise is perfect.


elsmirks

If Hakutoru's mask can no longer be removed (he was still able to remove it at this point in the game), it looks like they're offloading the Akuruka's effects now than later which makes sense as they decided that Hakutoru's combat sense has greatly increased, since he was finding ~~Xiangling~~Atui and Kuon's fight a bit slow, while in the game, he was still overwhelmed by the speed and destruction. At the top of of my head, this affects three things: [Mask of Truth] >!Hakutoru will not undergo training under Munechika, we may not see two notable scenes - Hakutoru making short work of Atui in their sparring, and Hakotoru being goaded by Yakutowaruto and Ougi to showing "Oshtoru's finishing move™"!< I like that Munechika was able to solo the Gaunji (though the number was reduced from two to one), good pragmatic change. A bit sad that they removed that Kuon was a 'vixen in heat' part, the twins didn't rub it in enough IMO though that required build up.


Dude0Covid21

The finishing move seals the deal. Each person has his own unique finishing move. No one copies the ultimate technique.


Imaginary-End-08

I'm sad that we seem to be skipping one of the funniest scenes that I was looking forward to. The Kuon and twins one lol. I still hope we get the Atuy/Oshtor sparring match.... but he seems to already be aware of the mask's effects. So it's made apparent that Kuon knows who is actually under the mask. It was kept hidden in the VN. Kinda wanted to see Anju vs the Gaunji..... Overall loving the show. (Reminding everyone who likes it to check out the visual novels).


Dude0Covid21

You mean Munchika VS gaunj right?


Imaginary-End-08

It possible that I'm misremembering but in the VN Anju takes part in that battle (it's her first fight after the Tuskur princess scene) and then Munechika joins in the middle.


Dude0Covid21

I see, it was re-fit to make the plot work in one episode.


Dude0Covid21

It is made for a human so I guess it is like a facehugger of sorts.


ZapsZzz

Another good episode, Atuy is so good at recognising people from their fighting :P it's starting to get close to the halfway point, hope the end doesn't get rushed!


Dude0Covid21

Atuy knows who is the fan expert. Atuy knows also why he isn't using the sword.


Dude0Covid21

The Queen has arrived! Step back little sister!


Archeb03

Fumirul's haki looks so strong, all soldiers nearby almost fainted. lol Also it seems Atuy knew already who Kuon actually is?


Achilles-Deed

Yes indeed. Haku getting OP by the minute.


Dude0Covid21

At the cost of ashes.


Dude0Covid21

Atuy knew already who Haku and Kuon is. She knew immediately during the fights between Oshtor and the candy salesman and the two princess fights respectively.


ComprehensiveDebt892

Been a while since I've finished the game. It seems they skipped a lot of scene from VN in this episode. Not a big deal since there much more plots that they actually need to focus on. Just wondering, why is it that Utawarerumono S3 is not really getting a lot of attention? This might be biased but, I do think that it should be among the top in this season.


Achilles-Deed

It is about time to usurp the animecorner for criminally ignoring this wonderful anime adaptation.


bigdanrog

Sell me on it, I'm looking for something to watch!


wjodendor

Well it's the 3rd season so if you're interested you've got 52 episodes plus ~6 OVAs before watching this season


bigdanrog

Hate to be that guy but the Crunchyroll link seems to only have season 3. Know where I can go to start at the beginning?


Maalunar

An alternative would be to play the Visual Novels. Because of the anime there's a pretty big sale. https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12644/Utawarerumono_Series_Bundle/ Not sure about american price, but in canadian it is ~50$. Not bad for 3 highly rated visual novels of 30+ hours each (excluding side challenge) with tactical grid combat.


wjodendor

If you want to do it legal I'm not sure on everything. HiDive has season 2 and the OVAs. Season 1 was on Funimation but I don't think it's there anymore. I torrented the Japanese blu ray release of season 1 since they never put the HD version out in official English. I can send you a link if you want


bigdanrog

I have HiDive but what's season 1 named? I'll do the rest, thank you for the info.


elsmirks

You can start backtracking on the anime, but to be that guy, the games are amazing and if you're invested in the Utawarerumono universe, you may want to start playing the games (though I recommend you play it AFTER the anime has ended to maximize your enjoyment and appreciate the pragmatic changes they're doing for S3). The game, especially Futari no Hakuoro is considered a VN masterpiece (and Tane-chan and the late and great Fujiwara Keiji's best seiyuu role).


wjodendor

Season 1 is just called Utawarerumono (it's from 2006). Season 2 is called Utawarerumono: The False Faces.


bigdanrog

Found iiiiiit!


bigdanrog

Thank you very much.


Achilles-Deed

Enjoy! :D


StyryderX

Ah, Kuon kept better composure when she meet Haku again. (VN version: she's smiten to the point that the twins flat-out called her in heat)


Achilles-Deed

The fresh flower of a pure maiden is so powerful.


Nazenn

Late post but I really enjoyed that episode. As someone else said, there's a lot going on in terms of who knows what that's not being spoken aloud, but I enjoy this much more than keeping everyone in the dark. Knowing that Kuon is aware it's Haku gives her scene with Nekone a lot of painful layers to it that Kuon is aware of exactly why she's crying. Interested to see how the following episodes go with political maneuvering as that's not really been a strong focus of the series yet Kuon and Atuy fight has been a favourite so far just for the fun of it